1. Have your ID and ticket ready for the person to scan. Pay attention to where the line starts and watch the people in front of you. In certain airports, I've experienced TSA officials with little to no patience.
2. Wear shoes that you can easily slip off and run in if you have to.
3. Read through an updated list of TSA rules if you haven't flown before.
*Here's a link to the list of what you can bring!
4. If you can wear pants without a belt, do so.
5. Save the jewelry for the first night out, not the plane. The nine rings on your hand might look good for an insta, but not to the guy waiting behind you to put them back on.
6. Short flight? Don't bring your laptop or iPad, as those have to be removed from your bag and placed in their own bin.
7. Empty your pockets BEFORE you enter the security line. I don't know how many times I've watched my dad throw a handful of coins in a bin.
8. If you don't absolutely need liquids before your flight is over- don't put them in your carry on. I bring chapstick and you don't have to take that out of your bag.
I know I know, what if you lose your luggage? I've flown over twenty times and I've only lost mine once. Trust your airline until they give you a reason not to.
9. Bring three things to do and then say, "Is the rest worth it?"
10. See if you qualify for TSA PreCheck here, so you can leave your shoes on and make it through security faster than normal passengers.
*Do you have any tips or tricks I didn't mention?